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    "Just Do It" - Phil’s COVID-19 Research Story

    23 June 2020

    Phil was hospitalised with COVID-19 in early April 2020. Struggling to breathe, he was grateful to have the chance to take part in the RECOVERY-RS trial and hoped he’d be able to help other people as a result. While recovering at home but still feeling the effects of the virus, he told us his story.

    Graeme's RECOVERY - Taking part in a COVID-19 trial

    12 May 2020

    A man who beat coronavirus and was among the first patients to enrol on the NIHR-supported RECOVERY trial, has spoken of how he wanted to “step up” to help with research into treatments for the disease.

    Emma Burrow: Research is vital to improve patient outcomes and experiences

    10 September 2019

    Emma was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma when she was 25 and benefitted from treatment that had come about through research. Now she wants to share her experiences to help for the future: she says "being involved in research is rewarding, it gives you a real sense that you are being listened to and are making a positive difference".

    Sue McGill: Change comes about through research

    20 August 2019

    Sue's background is in community nursing and she has also been a patient cared for by the NHS herself. Sue appreciates how much research has impacted both her nursing practice and the treatment she received.

    Mckenzie Carr: Inspiring others to take part

    02 July 2019

    Nine year old Mckenzie weighed just 4 pounds 7 ounces at birth. He had trouble feeding and failed to put on weight at the normal rate for newborns. He is the first participant to sign up to a new research study.

    David Smith: Giving something back

    14 June 2019

    David had emergency surgery in 2010 and became aware of the Patient Research Ambassador role shortly afterwards. He wants to give something back to medicine and help others in the future. David thinks that without research our ability to learn and advance is severely limited.

    Gillian: 'Research evidence is crucial'

    14 June 2019

    Gillian is a retired GP. She thinks that lay people have such a lot to offer, and that research evidence is crucial for all aspects of patient care, and for constant opportunities to improve and develop.

    Sasha Goodman: Changing perceptions of HIV research

    13 June 2019

    Sasha was born with HIV and volunteered for different treatments as she grew up. She is currently the healthiest she’s ever been and wants to make a difference to others living with the condition and help change attitudes towards HIV.

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    Richard Lelliott: Being diagnosed with autism

    13 June 2019

    Berkshire dad Richard Lelliott took part in NHS research after he was diagnosed with autism during a four-month stay at the inpatients unit at Reading’s Prospect Park Hospital.

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    Chloe and Ava: Preventing type 1 diabetes

    04 June 2019

    Chloe Phippard’s youngest daughter, Ava, took part in a trial to see if daily doses of insulin powder can prevent infants from developing type 1 diabetes.